The update comes at the promised time.
Nvidia launched the Shield Tablet K1 a little over a month ago with a promise to update it to Android 6.0 before the end of the year. Today the GPU maker is fulfilling its promise and has started rolling out Marshmallow to the tablet over the air.
The changelog is pretty exhaustive, with all the Marshmallow features included in addition to a couple of changes by Nvidia. The update brings Google’s Now on Tap feature for quick information to access from any app, the ability to adapt a microSD card into internal storage (Nvidia warns that using this feature will erase data if an SD card is already being used), a Material Design-inspired camera interface, improved power management for app standby and Bluetooth, and Marshmallow’s new permissions system.
The update also installs Fallout Shelter, a game that is freely available from the Play Store, in a move that is no doubt a result of Nvidia’s partnership with the game’s developer. Nvidia says Marshmallow will come to the original Shield Tablet sometime “soon”; Shield Tablet K1 owners can grab the update by heading into the Settings menu, or wait for it to arrive on their devices of its own accord.